Four leaders of local governments in Clark County said Monday that maintaining strategic plans, building infrastructure and recruiting new industries are all keys to growing vibrant communities.
By JACK GILLUM, Associated Press December 15, 2014 6 a.m.
WASHINGTON — A lawyer representing Sony Pictures Entertainment is warning news organizations not to publish details of company files leaked by hackers in one of the largest digital breaches ever against an American company.
By The Oregonian December 14, 2014 7:40 p.m.
PORTLAND — After several months of settling in, Airbnb's new Portland home is finally ready for guests.
By The Associated Press December 14, 2014 7:33 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Lobster fishermen say the 2014 season appears to have resulted in a lower catch than the previous two years. That would mean slightly higher prices for consumers.
By Thomas Black, Bloomberg News December 14, 2014 6:07 p.m.
DALLAS — As shippers of everything from toys to tools enjoy as much as $24 billion in savings from lower diesel surcharges next year, trucking companies see an opening to raise freight rates at a pace not seen in about a decade.
By Malcolm Berko December 14, 2014 6 a.m.
Dear Mr. Berko: My new broker recommended Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish exchange-traded funds for me, which I have listed here. What can you tell me about investing in those countries? I know what an ETF is but hope you can explain the terms "iShares," "MSCI" and "capped" to me. As an alternative to these ETFs, could you also recommend two or three stocks from each of those countries? I am 58 and have $385,000 in my rollover individual retirement account, and this broker wants me to have $60,000 in foreign stocks. Is this a good idea?
By Paresh Dave, Los Angeles Times December 14, 2014 6 a.m.
Verizon Wireless once promised customers an unrivaled network with clear calls and fast downloads in exchange for expensive cellphone service.
By ANICK JESDANUN, Associated Press December 14, 2014 6 a.m.
There's an Android phone for everyone. Need to swim with it? Get a waterproof model. Travel a lot? Get one with longer battery life.
By DAVID KOENIG, Associated Press December 14, 2014 6 a.m.
DALLAS — American Airlines says it will spend more than $2 billion to make its planes more pleasant for passengers, the latest salvo in a competition among carriers to attract high-paying frequent fliers.
By Andrea Chang and Paresh, Dave Los Angeles Times December 14, 2014 6 a.m.
Instagram now has more than 300 million users worldwide, making it bigger than Twitter.
By Michael Sanserino. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette December 14, 2014 6 a.m.
PITTSBURGH — Ugly is the new black (and gold). It’s either a sign of how popular ugly Christmas sweaters have become, or it’s another sign that sports fans will buy anything with their team’s logo, but one New Jersey company is having a lot of success selling intentionally ugly sports-themed holiday sweaters this year.
By BARBARA ORTUTAY and JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press December 13, 2014 2:40 p.m.
LOS ANGELES — The growth of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft so far has not been hindered by limits from government regulators and campaigns by taxi cab competitors. A bigger threat to the new industry's impressive start could come from customers — if enough people stop using the services over fears that drivers aren't safe.
By Malcolm Berko December 13, 2014 6 a.m.
Dear Mr. Berko: Several places in New York and New Jersey have increased the minimum age to buy tobacco products to 21, which is expected to sharply reduce smoking by our young people. Our 17- and 19-year-old boys smoke, and such a law here would make it illegal for them to buy cigarettes and fine merchants who sell to those under 21. I'd be so glad for this because no matter how hard we've tried, we have not been able to break our two sons of this nasty habit.
By Los Angeles Times December 12, 2014 5:40 p.m.
LOS ANGELES — Chinese search giant Baidu is set to invest $600 million in Uber, the fast-growing ride-hailing company, according to a source quoted by Bloomberg.